Upcoming Events & Announcements
June 2021 Reopening Update
The building is currently open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm. You will find some changes to our layout and procedure to best provide our services while keeping our community safe, and to set everyone up for success. We very much appreciate your collaboration in these efforts to ensure our doors stay open. See our Ongoing Activities page for a full schedule of activities, many of which will also be available simultaneously via Zoom if you’re not ready to attend class in person yet. Make sure to double check your favorites, as there may be some changes to their regular timing.
Chair Massage Returns with The Massage Shoppe
Wednesdays starting August 4
We've partnered with The Massage Shoppe in Easthampton to provide massage appointments between 9am and 2pm each Wednesday. Appointments are $20 for 15 minutes of much-needed relaxation. Call the Senior Center at 322-5625 to schedule your visit.
Pouliot Pool Opens with Senior Swim Hours
Folks can purchase a season pass for Seniors for $5 by visiting the pool or the Parks & Rec office at City Hall. Pouliot Pool is located at 575 Maple St., behind Fitzpatrick Ice Arena.
Senior Swim Hours
Monday to Friday from 9 - 11am
Saturday & Sunday from 12 - 1pm
For more information, call Parks & Rec at 322-5620.
Golden Senior Club Returns
Wednesdays at 1:00pm
The Golden Senior Club was created before a Senior Center was available for the older adults in our community. They're seeking new members who want to participate in their weekly meetings which include games & activities, musical entertainment, health & wellness lectures, book talks, luncheons, and more. For more information, stop by right before the beginning of a meeting to chat with club officers.
New Class: Line Dancing for Beginners
Wednesdays at 10am
Great for the mind & body, learn some new dance choreography with our experienced instructor, Lyn Connolly. Your goal could be to work your way up to the Intermediate class on Mondays, or just to have fun!
Stroke Survivors' Support Group
Thursdays at 10am
If you or a loved one are a stroke survivor, you are familiar with the life changes it can lead to, and the complications that can arise. We have a new opportunity available if you're interested in meeting with other folks who have experienced the aftermath of a stroke. This small but established group formerly met at the Holyoke Medical Center, and is ready to resume their weekly get togethers. This group will meet in person. If you have any questions, please reach out to Eileen at 413-322-5625, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown Bag is distributed on the 4th Tuesday of every month between 2:15 and 3:15 pm. The dates for 2021 are as follows:
Dispose of Unwanted Medications
You can bring any prescription, non-prescription, vitamins, veterinary meds, etc. to the Medreturn Boxes at Police Departments in Holyoke, as well as Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Southwick, West Springfield, Westfield, and Wilbraham, or at the Hampden County House of Correction in Ludlow and Chicopee.
These boxes do not accept needles or syringes, however, there is a drop box at the Senior Center for this purpose.
Winter Weather Notifications When Pertinent
Updates on ABC40, Fox6 & WWLP-22
We’ve had questions about how one might know that we are closed due to weather conditions. While the Senior Center is definitely closed each time Holyoke’s City Hall closes, it is not necessarily closed every time the schools close. It’s a good indication, but to be certain you should watch local TV and radio stations for updates. When we close, our offices are closed, all meals, rides, and in-person programs or services are canceled for the day, but we will do our best to reschedule. Zoom classes should continue to take place, but depending on circumstances (power outages, etc), individual instructors may have to cancel with little to no notice.